Friday, March 28, 2014

Karen Gillan To Appear In ABC's Selfie

With ABC releasing details about some of their upcoming comedies and dramas for the 2014-2015 TV season (many of which not sounding particularly exciting), it seems that former Doctor Who actress, Karen Gillan has bagged herself a TV series named Selfie.

The half hour comedy, which is supposed to be loosely based on My Fair Lady sees Gillan playing the role of Eliza Dooley (with wig for the time being too) as a woman obsessed with the amount of likes she can get on various social media platforms but comes to the realisation that being friended isn't the same as having friends and enlists her uptight co-worker Henry (Star Trek's John Cho) to help rebuild her reputation.

I've got to be blunt here - if this show wasn't starring Karen Gillan, I think I would avoid it like the plague. The premise doesn't seem like the most sustainable of ones over multiple seasons and the meta commentary in relation to people's obsessions with social media might seemed a bit dated too in years to come. It also doesn't help that Eliza might not sound like the most likeable of leading characters but on the other hand, it's nice to see Gillan (who undoubtedly will be excellent in this, regardless of premise/writing) on our TV screens again and I have written off certain shows in the past, only to be pleasantly surprised by them.

If this does get picked up a series, I'll at least give it a go. Can't say fairer than that.

ABC 2014-2015 Pilots:
Filming Pictures:

The pilot for Selfie is currently being filmed at the moment.

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